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  1. 530i noisy whirring engine, power steering low?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi everyone slowly working through a couple of problems and just as I figure one out another crops up. I have a leaky reservoir and figured it’s maybe just the cap oring or a hose connection. But recently I have taken notice of a whirring sound rising and falling with engine speed, and when...
  2. Whirring sound from gears area

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi All, I hoping for a little help/advice here. I've recently bought a 1 Series Coupe 120D (manual gear box). It's only done 23,000 miles and its a 2011 model. So I've been driving it for about a month now and I've notice that there is a whirring sound coming from the gear stick area when I...
  3. Whinning / Whirring noise coming from rear drivers side of E60 535D pre-LCI

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi All, I'm not sure what the sound relates to. taken a short video clip with the whinning sound close to the rear drivers side. Any thoughts? Thanks!
  4. Help Needed Diagnosing Engine Fault

    Technical Guides for the E46
    Hi All, I was driving my E46 320i auto tourer 6 cylinder M54/M52TU back home the other day when the engine cut out as well as the power, roadside assistance said the top hose was dripping coolant on the drivebelt and that had made it slip cutting the power. They were right, the O Ring in the...
  5. E46 330 ci starter motor issues, please help, Smoking from starter motor and whirring noises!!

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi I went out this afternoon all was fine, parked the car up for and hour or so, went back to the car and started it up, battery light was on and oil light. I was parked on a downward slope. Turned the engine off thinking the oil and battery light was an indication of something wrong. Tried...
  6. 2014 f34 320d GT whirring noise behind centre console

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all Having owned this for a couple of months I've noticed something irritating.while driving sling, I could hear a high pitched whine over the engine noise.coming to a halt, I could still hear it. I turned off the A/C and could still hear it. I turned off the engine and all power and I could...
  7. E39 starter motor whirring after start

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Recently my car started occassionally making a high-pitched whirring sound for a second or two after starting the engine. I'm pretty sure it's the starter motor as if I'm really quick in letting go of the key after it starts then it doesn't happen. Does this mean my starter is on its way out...
  8. E39 525d 2003 Humming whirring sound.

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    hi, I have a e39 525d 2003 auto. im getting 24.5mpg is this normal? i just brought it and It has a electrical humming sound from the passenger side. checked under the car and it sounds like the diesel pump. I asked the previous owner and he said that it was changed and the new one also made the...
  9. 2009 E61 525d - Electrical whirring sound coming from NEAR alternator?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Went into a local garage today for some tailgate gas struts and asked them to have a quick listen (for a second opinion) on this fairly loud whirring from engine bay - noticeable on tick over only outside the car. I assumed alternator related as it is in that area and BMW offhandedly confirmed...
  10. 320d - Black Smoke, strong coke smell and strange whirring sound

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I've posted on here a while back when my turbo had to be rebuilt, the mechanic replaced the core apparently. I've always noticed with the car that when you accelerate hard, there is loads of black/brown smoke, which literally covers the road behind. This kinda clears out but within say...
  11. 2002 E46 330D - Air Con Whirring Sound

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    This is on my father's behalf. Just looking for a bit of help on this matter. Noticed when the aircon is turned on an audible whir/bearing noise occurs. It is directly linked to the speed of the car, faster the car goes the higher the pitch of the whir. Anyone suggest anywhere to start...
  12. E46 2005 320CD MSport - whirring noise on acceleration

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, apologies for my numptiness. I am in process of selling my 2005 320CD and the guy buying it thinks the engine is annoying and doesn't sound right - to me it has sounded like that as long as i have owned it over the last couple of years and hasn't been brought up in servicing. When the engine...
  13. 1998 E36 328i - Whirring sound in stereosystem coming from the engine?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi all, this is my first post in this forum with puzzling topic: I am hearing a high pitch whirring sound silently in the background of the stereo speakers, changing their sounds by the revs of the engine. When I turn up the stereo they get louder and when I turn off the stereo, the engine...
  14. 2005 E87 120D Whirring Noise from console

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, new to the forums and looking for some help. I have a 120d and after removing the key I can still here a whirring noise from the centre this normal?
  15. 2000 E46 328i - MPG guage "whirring" noise..

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Any one else get this, it wasn't there at first, or at least I hadn't noticed it. I get a noise when I am at low speeds on the MPG guage, it seems to be when I slow down and it "flicks" back to max, or when I gentle accel and it "flicks" down to zero. It is very annoying as is audable and hope...
  16. 2001 E39 525d - Whirring Sound (FIXED)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I hope somebody can help on this - I seem to be getting an intermittent whirring/humming from the rear of the car - seems to be coming from the NSR. As i mentioned before it is intermittent but very audible when it occurs - no warning lights on the dash either. As it does not happen on every...
  17. 1992 E36 318is coupe - clutch whirring noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    recently I have noticed a whirring noise when the clutch pedal is pressed down. sounds like the clutch plate has no lubrication. does this sound like the clutch needs replacing or just lack of gearbox oil? Regards Liam